Pimelea linifolia subsp. linifolia

Slender Rice-flower

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shrub from prostrate to 1.2(–1.5)m high. Leaves usually narrowly elliptic, sometimes narrowly lanceolate to narrowly obovate or elliptic, medium to dark green on upper surface, paler or rarely similar on lower surface, 4–29 mm long, 1–9 mm wide; margins incurved or rarely recurved. Inflorescence erect or pendulous, 7–many-flowered; involucral bracts usually ovate, rarely lanceolate, 7–17 mm long, 5–11 mm wide, green or partly reddish. Flowers usually not much longer than bracts, white, pink or very rarely yellow; floral tube 10–16 mm long. Flowers Jun.–Jan.

Brid, CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HFE, HNF, HSF, LoM, MonT, NIS, OtP, OtR, SnM, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim. Also SA, Qld, NSW, ACT, Tas. (including Bass Strait islands). A variable subspecies occupying a wide range of habitats throughout most of Victoria.

Very rarely, more than 4 involucral bracts subtend the flowers in this subspecies (Rye 1990).

Source: Entwisle, T.J. (1996). Thymelaeaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-10-05
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Malvales
family Thymelaeaceae
genus Pimelea
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Pimelea linifolia subsp. linifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pimelea linifolia subsp. linifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Bridgewater present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory